Today's edition of Triumphal Feast contains the conclusion of the message "One Body." When Jesus rose from the dead, He gave gifts to the church for its benefit in the kingdom of God here on Earth. Those gifts were to the church so that its members could stand strong on the doctrine of the finished work of Jesus Christ. And, having this foundation, they would not be tossed about by the troubles and doctrines of the world.
The scriptures teach us that each one of God’s elect is called individually by the sovereign power of God in the grace of the new birth. However, the purpose for our calling is to be of benefit in God’s kingdom here on earth. Therefore, we are called to come out from the world and unite in a local assembly called a church. We are to consider ourselves part of a local Body of Christ where we can be comforted and learn how to not be tossed about by the troubles and teachings of this world.